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Mobile hearing, speech clinic to make stops in southern Illinois

A mobile clinic, staffed by audiologists and speech pathologists from St. Louis Children’s...
A mobile clinic, staffed by audiologists and speech pathologists from St. Louis Children’s Hospital, will be making stops in southern Illinois to provide hearing and speech services to children in need. (Source: Heartland Regional Medical Center )((Source: Heartland Regional Medical Center ))
Published: Mar. 6, 2021 at 2:06 PM CST
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(Editor’s note: This story was originally published February 22, 2021 at 10:23 AM CST - Updated February 22 at 10:23 AM on www.kfvs12.com)

MARION, Ill. (Great Health Divide) - On the fourth Tuesday of every month, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, in partnership with Heartland Regional Medical Center (HRMC) will be hosting mobile hearing and speech clinics.

Audiologists and speech pathologists from Children’s will be traveling to southern Illinois to provide pediatric hearing and speech services to children in need.

The 44-foot-long mobile clinic has a multipurpose room, a patient intake and hearing device programming area and a double-walled sound booth.

Specialists will be treating patients from birth to 21-years-old who require audiological follow-up after failed or missed hearing screenings or when hearing concerns are observed.

A mobile clinic, staffed by audiologists and speech pathologists from St. Louis Children’s...
A mobile clinic, staffed by audiologists and speech pathologists from St. Louis Children’s Hospital, will be making stops in southern Illinois to provide hearing and speech services to children in need.((Source: Heartland Regional Medical Center ))

HRMC said more details about the mobile clinic will be released at a later date.

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